Extended DISC 101: Interpreting Personal Analysis Reports

Written on the 11 October 2007

Extended DISC 101:  Interpreting Personal Analysis Reports

 

The graphics of the Extended DISC Personal Analysis Report actually contain all the information provided by the questionnaire. So it is essential to be able to fully interpret them to get the most value from the report.

 

To achieve this we recommend the pages be read in the following order:

 

1. Profile and Diamond Page

2. Flexibility Zones Page (shown below)

3. Graphical Part (shown below)

4. Additional Pages

5. Motivators Page

6. Text Page

 

Use the Profile and Diamond and Flexibility Zones should be used to ge to know the individual.

 

The Profile and Diamond Page represents all the graphical and numerical information that has been derived from the Extended DISC Personal Analysis Questionnaire.

 

The interpretation of both the profiles and the Diamond require some training and practice. To interpret the results without a good understanding of how to read the information is not recommended because of the possible misinterpretations.

 

The page consists of the following parts:

 

Extended DISC Profiles

Extended DISC Diamond

Extended DISC Percentages

Profile Points

 

Extended DISC Profiles contain more information than other four quadrant frameworks, and consequently are more complex to learn. However, the extra information that can be gleaned from the profiles certainly makes the learning worthwhile.

 

The Extended DISC Diamond is a behavioural map. Its strengths are the ability to give a non-linear picture of the individual (and also of a team) and its adaptability to different styles and stimulants.

 

Extended DISC Percentages are the simplest way of giving the analysis results and can be used when mathematical calculations are needed or preferred.

 

We recommend the our consultants consider the graphical and text information provided in the report to determine which ones best suit the presenting circumstances and context, and of course your own natural preferences.

 

We will take a more in depth look at each component in future editions.

 

 

If you would like more information about using Extended DISC tools to improve

communication and effectiveness in your organisation please contact us at:

Talent Tools by email or phone 07 3103 0177.


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